Big trade rumor between the Montreal Canadiens and the Edmonton Oilers involving forward Josh Anderson
BY MARCO NOVEMBER 20, 2022 (9:45 PM)
The relationship between Kent Hughes and his Flames counterpart, Brad Treliving, is very good as they have already concluded two trades in the last few months, including Tyler Toffoli and Sean Monahan.
But it seems that another team, and not just any team, is also interested in the Canadiens' number 17. As reported by Fanadiens.com's Alex Néron, the Flames' arch-rivals, the Edmonton Oilers, have reportedly shown interest in Josh Anderson.
At least that's what Georges Laraque told Tony Marinaro.
Without saying that serious discussions have been initiated between the Canadiens and the Oilers, the former Canadiens' strongman is convinced that the addition of a power forward would undoubtedly help the Oilers.
In my opinion, Oilers GM Ken Holland still hasn't made up for the departure of Zack Kassian and Anderson could be a perfect winger for Connor McDavid. We are talking about two fast skaters and the best player in the league could count on a teammate to better defend him from some questionable checks, as was the case during the Oilers' last game against the Los Angeles Kings last Wednesday.
Could we see a bidding war between the two Alberta teams for the services of Josh Anderson?
It's way too early to answer this question, as the season is still young and the Habs' forward is still under contract until 2027, but to be honest, his style of play is more suited for these two teams and knowing the strategy of Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes, we are not immune to another surprise.